Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run X Announcement Thread: Now With A Fundraising Update!

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#1  Edited By thatpinguino  Staff

Guess who's back, back again? The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run is back! Tell a friend!

This year the Community Endurance Run is going to kick off on April the 17th and run through Sunday April 19th.

Several awesome members of the Giantbomb community are going to be streaming a wide variety of video games and video game-like things on in order to raise money for charity!


Pencils of Promise is suspending all schooling programs and construction projects during the Corona Virus epidemic. In light of the current circumstances, we are investigating other charities to support for the GBCER this year. A decision will be made shortly and a new donation link will be provided at that time. NOTHING STOPS THE ENDURANCE RUN!

The charity we are supporting this year is Pencils of Promise, a non-profit which works with communities in developing countries around the world to build schools and change lives. One hundred percent of the funds donated online to Pencils of Promise go into building schools, training teachers, sending kids to school, and improving sanitation.

Last year we exceeded our goal of $10,000, so we're upping the ante. This year we're going for $15,000. This year we're aiming to fund PoP's WASH program for 10 schools! What's WASH, you ask? It is a program that provides kids in developing nations access to water and teaches them about sanitation and hygiene. Students miss 272 million school days due to preventable illness and we'd like to help cut that number down. It only costs $1,500 to fund the program for a whole school for a year. For the price of fifteen copies of Garou: Mark of the Wolves we can help provide clean water and sanitation training for 10 schools!

We are going to have a number of different events, prizes, and donation incentives running all weekend so be sure to mark the GBCER on your calendar and get ready for the fun and the funding. This year we're also happy to announce that we have a single team page AND individual donation pages! That means that if you want to donate for a specific person's donation incentives, prizes, or you just want to shout out one person in particular, you easily can!

Go here to watch the event!

If you would like to participate in the Community Endurance Run, PM me and I’ll get you in on the action. Get #GBCERX trending! Get hype!

There will be ongoing updates every week leading up to the event so keep checking in!

Schedule (All times are in EDT):


Directly After Unprofessional Fridays:

@thatpinguino will kick off the show with either and escape room designed to torment his friends of a RingFit Adventure exercise show! Thanks to the current medical emergency sweeping the world all plans require backup plans! With that in mind, we will either have a devious escape room where a group of friends are tormented by the games they've hated in the past or a high-energy exercise routine! What will the actual show be? I wish I knew!

@riostarwind will check out some PSP games they never got a chance to play till now. Ape Escape: On The Loose, Hot Shots Tennis, Patchwork Heroes, Outrun Coast 2 Coast.

@personz will be playing party games with friends with a small twist: if you lose in the party, you will be banished to Gauntlet Legends. No one wants to play Gauntlet Legends.

@nawaba will be playing a smattering of PC games to start the show off with nice, chill vibes.


3AM - 12AM:

@personz will be playing through every Panzer Dragoon game they own! That's so many Panzer Dragoon games y'all! So many targets to paint and so many dragon blasts to shoot!

9AM - 3PM:

@riostarwind will see if they can finish one, maybe two PSP games in a reasonable amount of time. It is a endurance run after all! Gitaroo Man Lives! and Me & My Katamari

10AM - 10PM:

@thatpinguino will either be endurance running RingFit Adventure with friends or speedrunning Final Fantasy X! If public health allows for it, ThatPinguino and friends will attempt to outlast the charge of their Switch controllers while guiding the community in relentless exercise. It's a literal endurance run folks! If public health policy requires isolation, ThatPinguino will be running through FFX as fast as possible. After running FFVIII, IX, and V in previous GBCERs, it's X's turn!

11AM - 11PM:

@nawaba will be attempting a two games one controller run of Pokemon White and Pokemon White 2! It will be a randomizer run for both games and one controller's inputs will govern both games! Gotta simultaneously catch 'em all!


6AM - 6PM:

@personz will be playing Hitman 2 with friends with a twist: those that fail to kill shall be banished to Gauntlet Legends! Maybe they'll actually finish Gauntlet Legends this year?

11:30AM - 4PM:

@nickieroonie will be playing Sekiro! With his hands! Like a normal person!

12PM - 6PM:

@riostarwind will be continuing their PSP memorial tour! These last two games ended up being the ones they have the most memories of. Will they stand the test of time? Metal Gear Acid and Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core.

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Prizes (Please leave a comment with your donation stating which prize you would like your donation to go towards and your GB username so we can contact you if you win):

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Donation Incentives:

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#2 rorie  Staff

You have my axe!

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#5  Edited By nawaba  Online

Super excited to be participating this year!